Deck the halls with this cute Kringle’s Cookie Co. Cut File and DIY Christmas Kitchen Sign. This easy, inexpensive project will be all the decor you need in the kitchen this holiday season!
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I hate to admit it, we’re one week out from Halloween and I am 100% ready to move on to Christmas. I could blame social media. I could also blame it on retail stores, where holiday items have been on display for weeks and sometimes months (I’m looking at you Hobby Lobby). However the real blame lies with my Mom.
Thanksgiving was never my Mom’s favorite and though we waited until the end of November to really start decorating for Christmas, the prep work started as early as September and October. I come by this desire to head right into the Christmas holiday completely naturally…
Having said that, it shouldn’t surprise you that today I am sharing my first holiday post (a fun DIY Christmas kitchen sign). The best part? I am teaming up with a bunch of other bloggers so you get a WHOLE BUNCH of great Christmas posts in one! Be sure to scroll all the way down to grab links to them all!
Kringle’s Cookie Co. DIY Christmas Kitchen Sign
My cottage has an open floor plan. The kitchen, dining and family room are all one big space! I love the space for entertaining, but with all the decorating I do in the dining and family room the kitchen always looks a little sad. This year, I wanted a statement piece for the space behind the stove and I think this Kringle Cookie Co. DIY Christmas kitchen sign is perfect.
I always have a couple cutting boards stationed right behind the stove. It’s a great out of the way place to store them AND they’re always handy, particularly when I want to set aside a hot pan. I looked and looked for a holiday cutting board I could purchase, but just couldn’t find anything that I liked so I made my own!
WHAT YOU NEED TO RECREATE THIS DIY Christmas Kitchen Sign:
- Kringle Cookie Co. cut file (download available below)
- Cutting Board (mine is 17.5×13.5)
- red glitter heat transfer vinyl
- electronic cutting machine (I use this moderately priced Cricut machine)
- heat source (I used the Cricut Easy Press)
- white paint (I used DecoArt’s Snow)
HOW TO RECREATE THIS DIY Christmas Kitchen Sign:
- Optional: paint cutting board white and sand to distress.
- Download the cut file (see download buttons below).
- Upload the design to your electronic cutting machine’s design software and create the appropriately sized layout.
- Mirror the image so that the text appears backwards on the screen.
- Feed the heat transfer material into your machine with the glossy side down. Select HTV on the dial or in the media menu and cut.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the plastic backing, leaving only the words and shapes on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Position the design on the cutting board sticky side down so that you see it clearly through the transfer sheet. Your text should be facing the right direction at this point.
- Press the design firmly according to the directions on your vinyl and heat source. I pressed my design for 20 seconds.
Note: I have used an iron, as well as a professional t-shirt press and I prefer the Cricut Easy Press over both. It’s easy to use, store and always creates a consistent result.
- Remove the heat source. Gently peel up the transfer sheet. If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the plastic and iron again making sure to apply pressure.
Note: Follow the instructions on your HTV to determine if the transfer sheet should be pulled back when the vinyl is still hot or if you should wait until it’s cooled.
Did you know that you could use HTV on wood? Honestly, it’s my favorite. I don’t even really like to use regular vinyl anymore!
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